Without a doubt this year’s Fragrance Fest was the best ever. The protea farm counted 931 visitors, 99 people popped in at the museum, and the 10h00 tour at Kobus Halliday was oversubscribed.
We were blessed with good weather between two very wet days and there was a relaxed vibe at the various venues, where many newcomers visited for the first time. At Hakuna Matata they had fewer “Hap & Stap” walkers though – afterwards we heard that many people from Mossel Bay did not drive out because of wet and windy conditions over there. Not a drop of rain in Friemersheim, where I spent the day at our Shweshwe Stop stall!
Feedback of some of the stall owners is self-explanatory:
Hilltop Farm Stall: “Vir ons was dit ‘n baie goeie dag gewees. Baie nuwe gesigte en nog steeds mense hier in Kleinbrak en Fraaiuitsig wat nie van die pad uit na Friemersheim weet nie. So ons het dit geniet, was ‘n heerlike dag!”
Brothers Coffee Roastery: “People enjoyed it very much. We started 4 years ago with 4 people helping. Myself, Ben, mom and dad. Today we were over 14 helpers!”
New venue Avant Garden: “Dit het bo verwagting goed gegaan. Hier was baaaie mense. Die gin was ‘n wenner … al my stalletjies was baie tevrede.”
New venue Molenrivier: “Ons het ‘n baie goeie dag gehad met 50 plus besoekers, daar het 45 persone ingeskryf vir die gratis kampnaweek. Ons sal seker in die week die wenner kontak. Ons het baie mooi terugvoer gehad en glo dit sal nuwe kampeerders na ons kampeerplek bring.”
At Friemersheim, Kretzen Street was buzzing around lunch time. With more visitors than expected the afvalpot was finished before 12h00 and the roosterkoek as well. Luckily Christo stretched his delicious volstruispotjie by serving 3 batches, and the Volkwyn Family had their roasted pig ready at 13h00 so latecomers could feast on that. Tara Marshall from George was the lucky winner of the Botlierskop Lucky Draw at Petra’s stand.
Baie dankie aan al die stalletjie eienaars en natuurlik die feesgangers vir jul deelname en positiewe, opbouende terugvoer. Volgende jaar gaan ons groot met Friemersheim se 150ste bestaansjaarvieringe!